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Tennessee Department of Education

The Tennessee Department of Education serves approximately over 900,000 students in 147 districts with both significant urban and rural populations. As a state agency, we are dedicated to improving student academic achievement and committed to the belief that children from all backgrounds can succeed when given the opportunities they deserve. Tennessee K-12 education operates with a common goal- to provide the best for all students. 


Tennessee Department of Education News


TDOE Releases 2022-23 Graduation Rate

Monday, November 20, 2023 | 01:00pm

Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2022-23 statewide graduation rate is 90.6 percent, exceeding ninety percent for the first time and achieving the highest graduation rate on record since 2012.

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TDOE Announces New State Turnaround Superintendent

Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 12:02pm

Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Dr. Bren Elliott will be the new State Turnaround Superintendent and will oversee and support the statewide Achievement School District (ASD), in addition to serving certain priority schools who are identified as the most in need of support and improvement.

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TDOE Welcomes Lizzette Reynolds as Tennessee Commissioner of Education

Thursday, July 06, 2023 | 10:00am

Nashville, TN— Last week, Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds was sworn in as the commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education, effective July 1. Reynolds’ career reflects a deep commitment to high quality education for all students, including work in school choice, assessment and accountability, college and career pathways and education policy.

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